Avon, Colo. • September 16, 2019 – Can Do Multiple Sclerosis is holding a free, one-day JUMPSTART® Program on Saturday, October 26, in Phoenix, AZ. This educational and interactive program enables people with MS and their support partners to learn the knowledge, skills, and tools to adopt healthy lifestyle behaviors and thrive with MS.

“Traditional medical models for managing a chronic disease tend to overlook many important aspects of living with MS, including the emotional, interpersonal, mental, and social health of a patient,” said Anne Gilbert, Director of Programs. “We offer a comprehensive, personalized, and interdisciplinary approach that empowers people to become active co-managers of their health and well-being.”

Can Do MS connects the expertise of industry professionals from across the field of MS care management including neurologists, psychologists, occupational and physical therapists, speech and language pathologists, nurse practitioners, physicians, and dietitians.   

Scheduled Presentations and Workshops:

  • Goal Setting and Motivation – Lucille Carriere, PhD, MSCS
  • Diet and Nutrition – Mona Bostick, RDN, CSO, LDN
  • Exercise – Beth Gibson, PT
  • Support Group Sessions for persons with MS and support partners

The support group sessions allow family members and/or friends to be acknowledged and understood while providing comfort and encouragement.

The JUMPSTART Program is limited to 100 participants and will fill quickly! Please register online at CanDo-MS.org/JUMPSTART or call Krista Barnes at 800-367-3101 ext.1288. The program will take place at The Salvation Army Ray & Joan Kroc Center.

The JUMPSTART Program is sponsored by MS Global, Biogen, Novartis, Celgene, Genentech, Sanofi Genzyme, EMD Serono, Mallinckrodt Pharmaceuticals, and Acorda Therapeutics.

Can Do MS transforms lives by delivering health and wellness education programs to help families living with MS thrive. For more information, visit the organization’s website at CanDo-MS.org or call 800-367-3101.